As much as the cost of an I-phone you can purchase yourself a wind turbine that will supply your house with power for a lifetime, an initiative founded by the brothers from Kerala. If you do not believe this, read the following article.
Namely, Indian Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate sufficient amount of electricity to power an entire house for a lifetime. It generates 3-5 kW hours of electricity per day.It has a size of a ceiling fan, and it costs US$750.
Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan caused a media storm by publicly declaring his support for the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which according to environmentalistswould create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy the Athirappilly waterfalls, the largest natural waterfalls in the state.
The Indian government is not blind to the possible side effects of this project, but according to them there is noother option except to use existing means. For many citizens of India electricity is still a distant dream, only Kerala maintains almost 100% electrical coverage.
However, siblings Arun and Anoop George, from Kerala wanted to make a change to this Indian energy crisis. They managed to develop a wind turbine that generates up to 5 kWh daily, which on the other handwill not impact the ecological balance.
The companies “What We Do” states:
“Our goal is to eliminate energy poverty, reduce dependence on struggling state power grids and create energy self sufficiency for all the needy ones through distributed, localized and affordable renewable energy. In doing so, we believe we can collectively usher in our world a cleaner environment, new economic prosperity and social change.”
This small affordable wind turbine will be market launched in 2016, which is ideal for agricultural, residential, commercial, and village electrification.
Avant Garde claims to be a “ green” startup with wide opportunity as India is the world’s sixth largest energy consumer, accounted for 3.4% of global energy consumption. Likewise, Indian government cannot withstand the huge infrastructural cost required to bring electricity to remote villages.
Erecting electric posts and electric lines require huge investments that could cost millions of dollars.
Here, Avant Garde solves the problem, this is what Arun states in an interview in The Times of India: “When small wind turbine generating 1kW energy costs INR 3-7 lakh (US$4,000-10,000), our company plans to sell it at less than NR 50,000 (about US$750). Costs will decrease further through mass production.”
Avant Garde’s first pilot project was at a church in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in January, 2016. According to Arun, the small wind turbine prototype is highly capable for power capacities of 300 kW or even more. This is company’s aim:
“Our passionate aim is to introduce innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions that take renewable energy self sufficiency and energy empowerment to the next level through a distributed and decentralized approach using pioneering strategies the world has not witnessed yet.”
This company with this revolutionary product entered the Top 20 Cleantech Innovations in India, and it has enrolledthe list of 10 clean energy companies from India for the “UN Sustainable Energy For All” initiative under the one billion dollar clean energy investment opportunity directory.